Alachua Conservation TrustAlachua Conservation Trust

ACT protects the natural, historic, scenic and recreational resources in and around Alachua County, Florida

7204 SE County Road 234 :: Gainesville, Florida 32641 :: Phone 352.373.1078

By John Moran
By John Moran

(6) Prairie Creek St. Johns River Water Management District Purchase

Posted on Nov 28, 2007 - 05:11 PM

ACT protected this property in partnership with the St. Johns River Water Management District, with ACT preparing the proposal to Florida Conservation and Recreation Lands (CARL) and acting as the acquisition agent.

  Size: 230 acres

  Activities: The is a boardwalk adjacent to the Gainesville-Hawthorne Rail Trail, from which you can see this property.  Canoing is possible when water levels are high enough.

  Location: The put-in for canoing is at Kate’s Fish Camp on Hawthorne Road. The take out it is at the bridge on CR 234. The length of the run is 4.4 miles (2-3 hour paddle).  When water levels are low creek is not navigable.

  Managed By: St. Johns River Water Management District